• 35mm 858.0mm2
  • 24.5 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 51,200
  • 35mm 861.6mm2
  • 50.1 megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 32,000

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Differences

Nikon Z6 II advantages over Sony A1

  • Less expensive
    $2597 vs $6498*
    Save money for lenses or accessories
  • Bigger pixels
    ~ 5.94 vs 4.16 microns
    Better low-light and dynamic range (all else equal)
  • Top deck display
    Yes vs No
    Check settings with a screen on top of the camera
  • More dots on screen
    2100k vs 1440k dots
    Can mean greater resolution or a brighter screen
  • Has anti-aliasing filter
    Filter vs No Filter
    Reduces unsightly moiré in photos
  • Higher extended ISO
    204800 vs 102400 ISO
    Higher extended ISO can give more low-light flexibility

Sony A1 advantages over Nikon Z6 II

  • Slower slow-motion
    240 fps vs 120 fps
    Supports slower slow-mo
  • NFC
    Yes vs No
    Simplifies pairing your camera with supported phones
  • Longer video battery life
    150 vs 85 minutes
    Capture more video
  • Higher max flash sync
    1/400 vs 1/200 sec
    Reduce the effect of ambient light in flash shots
  • More pixels
    50.1 vs 24.5 megapixels
    Higher resolution photos
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
    No Filter vs Filter
    Enjoy sharper photos
  • Faster JPEG shooting
    30.0 fps vs 14.0 fps
    Faster JPEG shooting (burst mode)
  • Faster shutter
    1/32000 vs 1/8000 sec
    Shoot wide open in bright light

Similarities

Common Strengths

  • Focus peaking
    Both provide
    Your camera will highlight what's in focus
  • Eye-level viewfinder
    Both provide
    You'll be able to frame photos even when the sun is out
  • In-Camera Image Stabilization
    Both provide
    Reduces the effects of camera shake at slower shutter speeds
  • Shoot 4K video
    Both provide
    Make sure you have a fast computer
  • Touchscreen
    Both provide
    Interact with your camera just like your smartphone
  • Tiltable Screen
    Both provide
    Tilt the screen for shooting flexbility
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
    Both provide
    Share your photos wirelessly
  • Built-in Bluetooth
    Both provide
    Always-on wireless connectivity
  • On-sensor phase detect
    Both provide
    Usually improves live view and video AF performance
  • External Mic Jack
    Both provide
    Improved sound fidelity when shooting video
  • HDMI out
    Both provide
    Use HDMI output to monitor or review video
  • Hot shoe
    Both provide
    Off-camera flashes open new possibilities
  • Dual card slots
    Both provide
    Gives you more storage flexibility
  • Headphone jack
    Both provide
    Monitor audio recording while you shoot video
  • Bulb shutter
    Both provide
    Hold the shutter open manually for long exposures
  • Slow-motion videos
    Both provide
    Shoot slow-motion videos

Common Weaknesses

  • Tilt-swivel screen
    Neither provide
    Tilt and swivel the screen for maximum shooting flexibility
  • In-camera panoramas
    Neither provide
    Stitches multiple shots into a panoramic photo
  • Built-in GPS
    Neither provide
    Geotag your photos
  • Internal flash
    Neither provide
    Useful in a pinch for fill flash

User reviews

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The Competition

Compared to Sony A9 II

Nikon Z6 II
Sony A9 II
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
Sony A1
Sony A9 II
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • Longer video battery life
  • $4498
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Canon R5

Nikon Z6 II
Canon R5
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony A1
Canon R5
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $3899
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Canon R6

Nikon Z6 II
Canon R6
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More pixels
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Tilt-swivel screen
  • More telephoto lens reach
Sony A1
Canon R6
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $2499
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Tilt-swivel screen

Compared to Nikon Z5

Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z5
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Top deck display
  • More dots on screen
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
Sony A1
Nikon Z5
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • NFC
  • Longer video battery life
  • $1397
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels

Compared to Nikon Z7 II

Nikon Z6 II
Nikon Z7 II
  • $2030
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Bigger pixels
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • More pixels
  • Lacks anti-aliasing filter
Sony A1
Nikon Z7 II
  • $6499
  • 35mm
  • Slower slow-motion
  • NFC
  • $2997
  • 35mm
  • Less expensive
  • Top deck display
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